Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Naughty! Not Me!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well ,but sending kind thoughts to those who are not so well, or struggling with life at the moment, I hope things get better for you.

Well, we had some rain yesterday, so bad that Teallach refused to go out, he must have some willpower when it comes to needing a wee.  It got so dark in the afternoon it looked like night.
Today is better, no rain but dull and much colder. Seems like snow,  is on it's way not only for the mountains but lower ground as well, Brrrrr!!

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last card, you're very kind and I do appreciate your time.

My card today is one I made ages ago, and I hope I've not posted it, I've looked back to 2014 and can't find it. It was in a folder named cards not posted, but that means nothing here, anyway here it is;
I'm not too sure whose stamp this is, could be Indigo Blue, but the paper is a Papermania one. Then just added a few little embellishments. If you've seen it before, I do apologise.

Just a short post  today, I've strained across my neck and shoulders, so typing is a bit painful, no idea how this has happened, I was okay this morning.
Enjoy your evening and see you soon,

 


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Floral Notes!

Hello Everyone, gosh it seems a while since I last posted anything. 
I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend, and if like us up here n the frozen North, I hope you are keeping warm.

Although I've not been posting I've been trying to keep up with all your lovely creations, but I may have missed a few of you, so please forgive as I've been trying to get the living room back to normal again. We are there now, but it seemed to take for ever as we wanted to change the furniture around and our paintings, we have quite a few of those from our artist friend  and wanted to display them much better than before. I also lost some surfaces as there had been shelves on the walls that I didn't want any more, meaning that I had to find places for ornaments and photographs.  I now know why some people prefer minimalist. Anyway all the upheaval has been worth it as we think the room looks great, and thankfully Teallach has settled down now too, he was very stressed.

So, I have a card made a while ago but never posted;
Sorry about the photography, it's a bit pale. I've used an Imagination Crafts leaf stencil and the floral image and words are from CB Floral Notes stamp set. I've added some little butterfly gems. I think I coloured the flowers with watercolours, but can't remember what sort.

I've been trying when I've had time to get some Christmas gifts made, slow going though, what doesn't help is that I keep changeing my mind about what I'm doing, luckily I don't have many folk to make for.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post and a warm welcome to my latest Follower, I'm afraid I don't know your name, but your blog is Cherished Happy Moments, so hello to you and thank you for clicking the Follow button, I hope you visit often.

That's me for now folks, enjoy the remainder of your evening and I'll see you soon,

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Shimmer and Shine for the CCC!

Hello Everyone,  I hope you are fit and well, but for those who are not, I hope you will feel better soon.

Just a short scheduled post today as I'm up to my eyes having the living room decorated, so we are in in an upheaval. It's going well and I think the decorator is almost finished, but it's looking good. We will be hard at it getting everything back in situ tomorrow.


Thank you all so much for the super comments on Alistair's birthday card, you are very kind.

Anyway, another two weeks have flown past and it's time for the CCC ladies to share their cards, and this time Lorraine is the hostess and she has chosen Shimmer and Shine.
Now I usually do two or three cards, but as time was short and I had to be out of my craft room as that is where everything from the living room has gone to, it was rather a ruched job, in fact it was a botched job as I made a right mess of my card as I hadn't let the ink dry so smudged it all, so here is the second attempt;
I think you will have to enlarge to see any sparkle, but it is there.
All the images I've used are by JND and you can purchase them from Mrs. Duck here.
I've stamped the images in silver ink, but the sentiment and Santa are in black. Black glitter card. I left it without any embellishments as I thought it didn't need any.

That's it this time around, I hope your like it. Please check out what the other ladies create, there is always beautiful cards from them.

Whilst I'm up here in my bed room typing this out, the painter is downstairs and has his radio on and you'll never guess what he's listening to....Christmas songs!! it's Jingle Bell Rock just now but, there's been Santa Clause is Coming to Town, oh, now its Let it Snow, Let it Snow. Goodness knows what station he's on, however it's quite apt I guess. LOL.

I'll be back t o see you soon just whenever I have a chance, take care of yourselves
 

Monday, 6 November 2017

A Reeling Cracking Birthday!

Hello there, how are you all doing, I hope you are fit and well, and over the 5th of November celebrations.  I don't know if you are like me and hate fireworks that go off all over the neighbourhood. Just have a big organised event at a certain time and get it over with. The poor animals just hate it. I was amused at Teallach who was under the table with his front paws over his eyes. Goodness knows how Rowan got on as she is so skittish  anyway.


Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and kind wishes for our anniversary on Saturday, and for my card, and as if that wasn't celebration enough, it was Alistair's Birthday yesterday and the fun I had making his card, here it is;
The minute I saw this little fiddler I just had to buy it, I knew it was perfect for Alistair at some point. It's by Crafty Stamps, I've not heard of them and I bought them in Edinburgh in the summer. He's coloured with watercolours. The cottage is from Hobbyarts and the other stamps are CB. The hills are much more vivid in reality, somehow the photo isn't picking that up. I added Glossy Accents to the specs and windows. Found a wee bit of tartan ribbon that sort of matched his kilt.

Now Alistair doesn't have a beard, but he did have a few years ago and I always thought he looked like Captain Birdseye. He did though live in a wee cottage in the middle of Glen Bucket with a wee burn by the side of it, and could only be reached by a rough track which played havoc with your car. On fine days and evenings he would sit outside and play his fiddle, well there was little else to do as he had no TV or radio. This was all before I met him I have to add.

Anyway, he had a lovely day yesterday, we went for a lovely walk along Rosemarkie beach, very early morning and really had the beach to ourselves, sadly there were no dolphins to be seen.

Kerr phoned us last night to say how much he loved his card, so that was good. That's the birthdays over now, until January, thank goodness.

That's me for now, away to zap the mushroom soup, quickest thing to have when we are both out tonight at different times.
Take care and see you soon,
 

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Love You to the Moon!

Hello One and All, hope all is well with you and that your are all set to enjoy your weekend.
A sunny cold morning here today, but all is sunny as it's our Anniversary, 22 years of bliss.....well mostly LOL, here is the card I made for my Adventurer;
Mostly Card-io stamps with a Woodware sentiment. I used the new inks that JND used to colour the sky and they are brilliant.  I think it's a rather youngish couple on the card, but we can dream.
Anyway, Alistair loved it, especially as he is a star gazer.

Getting ready to go and pick up Damian and Moreen and go for a lunch to celebrated.

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last card.

See you all soon,


Thursday, 2 November 2017

For a Special Person!

Hello Everyone, an early start for us today as we are expecting our new bed between 7 and 1 o'clock, so up at 6.30 to get organised and the old bed out, and you know that thing when you're trying to do things quietly but in actual fact make even more noise, it just never fails. Anyway, old bed outside and waiting to be dealt with by dear hubby.....no not for him paying an extra £60 to get the delivery men to take it away, I'm staying out of it lol. It will be Sod's Law that it arrives at 12.59, oh well.

How are you all doing, well I hope and that your week is going well.
I'm having a real break from the dogs these days, this week it's Damian who is on holiday, and has for once turned is phone off so that no one from his work can get in touch, he's learning at long last that he is entitled to have a peaceful holiday, instead of trying to deal with things, that others feel they can't do.
So, I went out for a lovely walk with them yesterday to some new woods.. well new to me, although the dogs knew it very well and, we had great fun with their new ball, I felt I had had a good workout.
It's little Rowan's birthday today, she's now a big girl at 1 year old.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my little Robin plaque, you are so very kind, and it's always appreciated.

I've got a birthday card today to show;
This is for Kerr who is my friend Dale's Grandson, he will be 14 tomorrow...where have the years gone??
Using an Imagination Crafts stencil I inked through with Oxides and matched some lovely Dovecraft paper and some grey card. Chocolate Baroque sentiments, twine and a key.
Kerr gave me for my birthday a pack of Dovecraft papers and embellishments, he also gave me the keys, but like them so much he wished he had kept them, so I told him that I would include a key for his birthday.  I have to say that the papers are gorgeous and I love the colours, so I hope he does too.
Kerr is far too busy to look at my blog so I feel safe in putting it on ahead of his birthday.

Right off to get some breakfast now, I think porridge is needed today, it's quite cold and dull, need some inner warmth. Have a good day whatever you are doing and see you soon, take care,



Monday, 30 October 2017

A Winter Robin!

Hello to You All, hoping things are good with you and that your weekend was a great one. Did everyone remember about the clock change?? I didn't bother to change the clocks as we had nowhere to be on Sunday that we needed to be time accurate, so changed them later in the morning. However, what a long night it was as I had difficulty sleeping....no surprise there, but it seemed worse than usual, so yesterday I was really tired.
I blame all sorts of things for my poor sleep patterns and indeed have been like this for years and have tried all sorts of remedies to no avail, but now as a last resort we have a new bed arriving on Thursday, so fingers crossed, and if that helps, the expense will be worth it.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last cards for the CCC. I have to say a have a big box which is overflowing with Christmas cards, however I still have a few special ones to make. So I must get a wiggle on there.

I have something a wee bit different today;
Sorry the photo isn't great, It looked better on my tablet. Anyway, this is my first attempt at doing this sort of thing and really I don't think it's bad at all... of course self praise is no praise as they say.
I found this little wood slice in Hobby Crafts and thought to myself maybe I could do something with that, so I gave it a coat of white gesso then, stamped this beautiful Robin and branch from Hobbyarts. The branch is embossed with WOW powder in Copper and the bird has been stamped in black Archival ink and clear EP. I put some Gansai Tambi watercolours over the bird, then stamped some of the small leaf stamps from JND around the edges. Liquid Pearls and that's it done.
Not too bad for a first attempt, what do you think! 
I found it quite difficult to take a stamped image, perhaps I was using the wrong ink, I'll have another go later sometime.

We had the most marvellous skies a few nights ago, I just had to go out and take a snap of them,

The street lamps on takes away just how dramatic the sky was, and I thought how marvellous the changes taking place between photographing from the front of the house and walking around to the back of it. Nature is phenomenal.
Talking about Nature.. did anyone watch the new series of the Blue Planet last night and catch the part with the mother Sea Lions and their pups?  Honestly, I had to wipe a tear or two watching one mother and pup trying to find a piece of ice to climb up on to get away from a hungry Polar Bear. The love between them was amazing once the pup was helped on to the ice, the gentle way the mother held it and stroked it was amazing.  I thought that's why I pay a TV licence, a magical moment in Nature.

Well, that's me for now, it's our respective musical evenings so early tea,  just some leek and potato soup, easiest thing to do ,so I'm away to put the finishing touches to it, so cheerio for now, take care,





Sunday, 29 October 2017

Sentiment as Focus for the CCC!

Hello Everyone I hope you are well and enjoying your weekend.  We've been for a lovely walk along the side of Loch Ness at Dores and boy was it rough. I've never seen the loch with such turbulent waters and the waves fierce. Very dramatic.

Another fortnight has gone and it's time for the CCC ladies to show off their creations and this time it was our lovely Sylvie who did the choosing and she would like to see the Sentiment as Focus, so without further ado here is what I've come up with;

Both very simple cards using an Xcut die. The first card has a shadow made by cutting the die out twice and the second card is matted on to a JND EF. Gems and sequins and that's that.

Please remember to check out what the other ladies have created, you'll find there names on my side bar.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, very kind of you and most appreciated.
Just before I go here is a photo of  the Loch from our walk today, there was some sunshine between the hills looking down the Loch but unfortunately it hasn't shown  up.


Take care everyone and see you soon,



Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Poinsettia!

Hello Everyone, it's a lovely sunny day here, hoping it's good where you are too.

Are you all well?,  certainly hope that you are as it's getting to that time of the year when cold and flu are on the go. Having diabetes I am able to have the flue injection, but every year I ponder about having it as I don't as a rule suffer from all that many cold or flu for that matter. Only twice in my life have I been floored with a flu type virus and way before diabetes was present. One of the times I was delirious and thought little men were trying to upend the bed to get me out of it. Funny the things that stay in your mind. My friend was looking after me and said I was the most awful patient. I think it was because I apparently kept trying to get out of bed. It was the last time she offered any help in that way lol.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last card, I love reading what you have to say and of course it's encouragement too.
Here is what I have to share today;
Another of Chocolate Baroque Big Background stamps, it's Poinsettia and I've embossed it in white EP and used the resist technique with Oxides, Matted with black and red card and added some ribbon, gems and sparkle, which of course doesn't show up CB sentiment on velum. I felt that such a lovely image didn't need much more to it, it speaks for it's self.

Our Teallach is not a happy pussy cat, there is competition  for his territory from a new cat on the block.  We have new neighbours, a lovely young couple and they have a beautiful cat. Now, this is quite an elderly cat and was an inside one until the move her mum Angela informed me. As they have a fenced off back garden and because of her age, it was thought that she would stay put as jumping the fence would be too much. Well, she is getting out and is all over the  gardens much to Teallach's disgust. He has had the whole area to himself since he came to live with us three years ago.
We had a long discussion about sharing the other day but, I don't think it's done much good. I do hope though that they find a way to work it out, thought last night we heard a bit of a fight going on. 

Well that's me for now, have a lovely day whatever you are doing and see you soon,


 

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Fairy Door!

 Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well, but sending out kind thoughts to those who aren't so good.
We were lucky once again in that we had no sight of Storm Brian, I hope though that no one had any problems with it.

Thank you for leaving me lovely comments on my last card, you are all so kind.

I've had a real break from puppy minding this last week as Moreen was on holiday, but I did go with them one day for a long walk in the woods and my goodness did they enjoy themselves. They are very well behaved off the lead and love rummaging around and paddling in the pools,of which there were many, I could have done with wellies.  Anyway, it was a lovely time with the three of them, I don't often get the opportunity to spend time with Moreen.  I thought with all the exercise and fresh air that I would have a good nights sleep, ha ha!, I had about an hours sleep than awake for the remainder of the night.

I have another  ribbon embroidery frame for you this time, again made for a gift,
This is a kit from Crafty Ribbons and they are really lovely, I added sequins and a butterfly and a Sizzix fairy which I glittered up, and to put it in, here's the box,
I'm afraid I can't remember everything I used here, however I'm pleased to say that my friend liked it.

Well tomorrow is the start of another week, they are going in so quickly, no great plans for it, just take it as it comes.
That's me for now, take care of yourselves and see you soon,



Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Hello!

Yes Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and you've not been caught up within storm Ophelia. Just awful that there have been deaths in Ireland.  We were supposed to be hit last night, through the night, but up here it was really only heavy rain, we were very lucky. I think though that the weather is still to be stormy till the weekend.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my CCC cards, you are very kind and I appreciate then all and the time it takes to visit and comment.

I have a little Hello card today;
A simple card but I think it's very effective, I started off stamping the Big Bold Leafy Background stamp from CB and heat embossed in white, then coloured with Oxides, I believe this is called the resist technique. Added a sentiment die from Xcut and a few sequins. I think this style would be good for batch making.

Now for another pair of socks;
This was lovely yarn to work with, Arne and Carlos and I loved the way the pattern of the yarn takes shape. They were for Mr. Duck when we went to Coventry, and as I had never met him, I had no way of knowing his size, but all was well, fitted and liked.

Alistair is out at his music group tonight, quiet night for me and puss and for some reason, it really will be quiet as I plan to sit and read...no TV, so I will get myself comfy, get a coffee and settle down.

That's all for now, enjoy your evening too and see you soon,



Sunday, 15 October 2017

Non Traditional Colours for the CCC!

Hello There Crafty Friends and Visitors, I hope you are well today and enjoying the weekend.
Well we are half way through the month, can you believe it! where is the time going?  I feel I just want to press a button to bring it to a stop.

It's also time once again for the Christmas Card Club to share their lovely creations and this time it's Carol who has done the choosing of the theme and she would like to see cards with non traditional colours, so here we go;
Blue, grey and pink for this one with Inkylicious tress and some sequins, sentiment is from CB, finishing with lots of sparkle.
A pretty tree made from CB Snowflake stamps, with a CB sentiment heat embossed in the middle of it. I've used Hero Arts Ink pad in Ombre Autumn and plenty of gems.
Snowflake embossing folder, tree and snowflakes which have been heat embossed with white powder are from JND and can be purchased from Mrs. Duck here. 
I used black Centural Pearl card and sanded it back, then added some pearl sequins. The sentiment is from CB and heat embossed also. Ribbon and a dazzler and job done.
Do you think I've got a thing about trees?? Carol, I enjoyed this challenge, and I think it could be said that my colours are more winter than Christmas, thanks for the challenge.

It was a lovely morning here so we decided to go for a walk around the Culloden Battlefield, very busy it was too, still lots of tourists visiting, mind you Outlander is contributing to that. The visitor centre has lots of items for sale inspired by the drama, I've resisted . Alistair treated us to a pot of tea for two and fruit scones, which were really poor, I didn't ask how much it cost, but I bet he didn't get much change from a tenner.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate them all. 

That's me for now, do please visit the other members of the CCC as there will be plenty of lovely creations , off to schedule this for the challenge going live tomorrow,





Thursday, 12 October 2017

Beautiful Autumn!

Hello to Everyone,  hope you are well and enjoying your day.  We have had sunshine but no warmth today, but still got washing out and semi dry....I've turned into my mother.

Thank you all for visiting and leaving such lovely comments on my last post, it means a lot, especially when it's something  I've not made before and not too sure about.

I've got a couple of little Autumnal projects today, first up;
I started off with a gorgeous CB  stamp, Big Bold flower and heat embossed in white powder. Applied Oxides in autumn shades mounted on to Black card. Last year I bought a beautiful paper pad by Sara Davis, I've used some as a background.  Inkylicious sentiment stamped on to velum.  The leaves are dies from Sara Davis  using up some scraps from the same paper pad.  I added some red sequins. 
Next up; 
Lovely cosy socks knitted for a friend. I can't remember what yarn it is, but it's alpaca which is warmer than sheep's wool . I was concerned that I wasn't going to have enough yarn to get the pair out of the skein as I bought it a few years ago so wouldn't be able to buy more. But I made it.  Just love the colours.

That's all for now, take care and see you soon, 
I would like to enter my card into:http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/56-autumn-fall.html



Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Printer's Tray Collage!

Hello Everyone, it's been just over a week since I was last here, so I hope all is well with you, but if not, here are some kind thoughts and hopefully you will be tickity boo soon.

I've been busy finishing off projects started ages ago and them left as my momentum disappeared, anyway, I've managed to get some finished, here is one of them;
I bought this Printer's Tray from Crafty Individules a while back after watching Lesley from CB using them on one of the Hochanda shows, then forgot how it was decorated up, so as you do it was left in a drawer. So eventually, in a flash of inspiration it was finally brought out and this is the result.
Mostly stamps from Chocolate Baroque and Crafty Individules, coloured with Aqua Pens from SN. Butterfly dies from Signature. The tray itself is painted with Starlight Paints.
I hope you like it, once I got started I quite enjoyed it.

I've been spending a lot of time with Milo and Rowan,we have great fun as you know, here a couple of photos,

They both have gigantic hide chews, Rowan loves them and her's is almost as big as her self, but still manages to carry it around with her. Milo, eventually gets bored with it, he's too laid back and cool to to bother with it much.....unless Rowan leaves her's, they are comical.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, you are all very kind and I do appreciate your time.

That's me for now, off  now to put a curry together for dinner. Alistair asked especially for one this week so it's going to be a lamb korma. He is off up a hill to day with his chum Bill, they have a lovely day for it, so till next time, take care of yourselves,



Monday, 2 October 2017

The Night Before Christmas!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and ready for a new week. I have to say that Autumn is well and truly here up in the Highlands of Scotland, it's pretty cold and we've had lots of ran and blustery winds.
 Alistair has just left to go on one of his traditional canoing trips... he and is chums are mad.
He was looking out his really good sleeping bag, it's one that cost him a fortune and apparently he could sleep on the top of Everest in it....not that I'm intending to allow that to happen. 
Anyway, off he went with  all his gear and a great big container of Chilli con Carne that I made for them all, there are four of them, as happy as a sandboy. Peace perfect peace for a couple of days.

Thank you all so much for your kind comments on my CCC cards, and a warm Hello to Bridgit who popped in from Duchess's blog, I hope you will come back and thanks for your visit.

Here is my card for today;
I've used a variety of stamps here, the lovely cat and dog sitting in front of the tree is from the Gift stamps set from Chocolate Baroque and I've been wanting to use it for ages. The lovely fireside is a freebie from a crafting magazine, the sentiment and snowflakes are also CB and the little baubles are from Card-io.  The little Christmas stocking is a Signature die which I've paper pieced.
Coloured with Oxides, watercolour pens, Gel pens. A real mixed media piece. I found some lovely paper in my stash and matted black card on to it. Gems and sparkle to finish off.
This little creation may  well be Damian and Moreen's Christmas card, because of the animals but we'll see.  I hope you like it, I had fun making it. It is much more vivid in colour in real time, somehow the colour has been washed out a bit with photographing it, sorry.

I'm out at choir practise tonight, my goodness this piece we are doing for the concert is a tricky one, quite a challenging piece for everyone, but it's coming along and it will all come together for the concert in November.

So, take care everyone, and cheerio until next time,

I would like to enter my card into: http://craftstamper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/take-it-make-it-challenge-october.html

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Make it Round for the Christmas Card Club!

Hello Everyone, another fortnight has passed, can you believe it!  and it,s also the beginning of October, the year is flying by.

Anyhow, here we are again with our cards for the CCC, a little band of crafters getting ahead of the game to save a rush in making our Christmas cards in time for the big day.

It's a fortnightly challenge and we all get a chance to pick a theme, this time around it's our lovely Valery's choice and it's Make it Round, here is what I've come up with;
First up is a little round number using stamps by Card-io, I've used images from various stamp sets. It's a little unclear but, that's geese flying off in the sky....no doubt heading for warmer climbs
I also used CE double sided adhesive and glitter. The round shape was cut out with SB Decorative Circles, very pretty, but not the easiest to cut out.

And because of this my second card is a square with a round on it,
I hope this will do Valery, the round die is from Tonic and as you can see, I've cut a white one to stamp on and another in gold card.  This disappointed young chap is from LOTV and he is a digi image. I think his expression says it all. A bit of a mixed media for colouring, but he is mostly coloured with Prisma Colour Pencils, I've used Faber Castell alcohol inks for his skin, SN Sparkle Pens for the wrapping paper. I found this backing paper in my stash and rather liked it, I love this CB sentiment and thought it went well with the image, finished off with some gems.
This will be Kerr's Christmas card as I think the boy looks just like him now, and he just might be disappointed by a Christmas jumper LOL!

Just before I sign off, thank you for the lovely comments on my last card, and for your continued visits, I do appreciate it so much.
Till next time,



Thursday, 28 September 2017

Golden Stag!

Hello to You All, have you had a good day? I certainly hope so. We had another gorgeous day here, the sun was really hot, so much so that I had to take myself indoors and that was before midday. it's however dark now and it's only just after 7pm.

I was puppy minding today, and because it was such a lovely day we had good fun in the garden, although I had to be careful as Rowan has dug lots of holes and there is a danger that you could turn an ankle. She is a wee rascal, Damian has a big job on trying to fill them up. Anyway, day off tomorrow as Damian works from home, so maybe a bit of crafting.

I have just for a change.....a Christmas card to show you;
I've used another of the lovely EF from the John Next Door range by John Lockwood, which you can purchase here, 
Mrs. Duck has them in stock. I applied Alchemy Wax in Gold and them cut this rather magnificent stag from Sizzix in Black and Gold card. Chocolate Baroque sentiment and a few dazzlers.
Really a very simple card to make, but looks rather good....I think.

I'd like to thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, you are very kind. In fact it's our niece's birthday today, but as I have loads of cards in my box, I decided to use one of them instead of making a new one. 

Well that's me for now, looking forward to Outlander later tonight, but I might get a bit of time in the craft room till then. Enjoy your evening and see you soon, 




Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Congratulations!

Good Morning to Everyone,  how are you today, in fine fetal I hope.  However, sending out kind thoughts to those who need them.

Well it's a lovely day here, a bit misty but I think it will burn off.  Alistair is off to the Cairngorms for a walk, and I'm not needed for puppy duty, so I'm going to make the most of the time with a bit of crafting.  There are so many projects I want to do,but never seem to get started, I'm sure many of you are the same.
 Today's card is a change from a Christmas one. Our  niece just passed her driving test, this is the card I made,
Nothing much to it really, it's a Create-a-card from Die'sire dies, added black card and and a few black gems, sentiment is one I found in my stash. 
Karen is a wee star in my estimation as she will be driving around Glasgow, a huge busy city, I always leave the driving to Alistair when we are there as it scares the pants off me. So well done that Girl. 

Thank you all for visiting me and leaving those lovely comments on my last card. 
That's me for now, take care and have a lovely day what ever you're doing,